Goodbye Powell, Hello Martin

The man who challenged outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell in a controversial vote over wholesale phone rules in 2003 is taking his place. President Bush announced today his plans to designate FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as the agency’s chief. Powell, who has served on the commission since 1997, pledged his “complete cooperation to ensure a […]

Martin Group Marks 35 Years of Service to the Industry

Martin Group Inc. (Booth 306), a leading engineering, integration and consulting firm, is celebrating 35 years of service to telecommunications service providers. Established in February 1970, with eight employees under founder Douglas Martin, Martin Group started as an engineering company, providing electrical engineering, consulting and helping independent telcos build their infrastructure. Martin Group has witnessed […]

Martin Group Announces Employee Promotions, Certifications

Martin Group (Booth 524), which provides OSS/BSS solutions for telecom carriers, recently announced the promotions of employees Steve Angerhofer, Dave Fridley and Steve Scarbro, as well as the certification of Brandon Sigmund and Conrad Carson as Professional Engineers. Angerhofer, who is responsible for CLEC, FTTH and video studies and designs, has been promoted to director, […]

BillSoft, Martin Group Team for Billing and Tax Solution

BillSoft Inc. and Martin Group announced at Billing and OSS World 2004 they would join forces to market a comprehensive billing and taxation solution to service providers. BillSofts EXTax service now is integrated Martin Groups OMNIA BSS/OSS management software, so the tax management process can be automated.

Not Necessarily News

Second Breakfast:Jackson Helps Himself to Polycom Technology While cinematic epics such as “Star Wars” have taken decades to complete, Polycom Inc.’s video communications technologies allowed Oscar-winning “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson to film that grand trilogy in 274 days and in more than 150 locations. The effort marked a first in large-scale […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Riddle Me This

Posted: 3/2004 Riddle Me This Uncovering the Enigma of Prepaid CRM By Cara Polinski Which came first the payment or the service? Some operators and service providers ask themselves this question and they let the answer determine how they handle the customer. In the world of prepaid, customer relationship management (CRM) often is overlooked. The […]

Martin Group Creates Product Management Team

Telecom engineering, consulting and OSS solutions provider Martin Group Inc. has put together a new product management team to oversee product strategy and investment. Eric Feibelman will lead the group. The company created the team after it recently reorganized its software into four product lines — a Customer Care & Billing (CC&B) solution for competitive […]

Commissioner, Alliance Leaders Call Members to Action

From Commissioner Kevin Martin to CompTel/Alliance CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr. and outgoing co-chairmen Ron Harden and Richard Burk, the message was clear that competitors need to move to the front lines in the battle for competition. In accepting the "Champions of Competition" award from the CompTel/ASCENT Alliance on Sunday, Commissioner Martin admonished the industry […]

Commissioner Martin: The Fight is Up to You

In accepting the Champions of Competition award from the CompTel/ASCENT Alliance on Sunday, FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin admonished the industry to take up the fight. Its time to speak now or forever hold your peace, he said to an invitation-only audience gathered at the Anaheim Hilton on the first day of the associations spring conference […]

Kevin Martin Has Plenty to Talk About

Kevin Martin has clean-cut schoolboy looks, but don’t let his appearance fool you. He is one of the country’s most experienced and influential telecommunications regulators. Martin, who is among the three Republican commissioners serving on the FCC, was the planned keynote speaker today, but was unexpectedly called back to Washington, D.C., to attend to FCC […]

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